Olaf Build Guide by ajricochet

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ajricochet

Olaf - The beast from the north

ajricochet Last updated on December 6, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Olaf is a VERY hard hitting champion who is hard to beat a 1v1, and i you build him right you can even kill multiply targets and get away quite easy. Short to say he is AWESOME!

Word explanation:
Fb = First Blood
Ad = Attack Damage
As = Attack Speed
Ms = Movement Speed
Hp = Health Points
Cs = Critical Strike
Ls = Lifesteal
Op = Over Powered
Lvl = Level
Exp = Experience Points
Ult = Ultimate ( Lvl 6 ability)
Ks= Killsteal

Beware the war cry of the Berserker. What surges toward you is unyielding, free from the shackles of reason.

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On an uncharted continent beyond Valoran's grasping clutches, the conqueror named Olaf was born to a long tradition of soldiers unlike most others. Berserkers, as they tout themselves, are warriors who channel fury deep from their cores, unleashing pure and savage wrath upon their enemies. This fearsome evolution is a product of their unforgiving home, Lokfar - a barren tundra where all creatures must vie bitterly for every resource. Olaf belonged to a seafaring clan known for ruthlessly pillaging any and all villages within reach of their dragon-crested longboats. The last time he saw his icy home, Olaf was embarking on an expedition to pioneer and plunder a distant land known only to legend. However, while underway, a terrible storm sprung up and Olaf and his crew were thrown to the mercy of a roiling and pitiless sea.

His ship destroyed, his crew nowhere to be found, Olaf miraculously washed up untold miles from ''friendly'' waters on the foreign shores of Valoran, south of Demacia. This unfamiliar place stunned and frightened the Berserker, for Lokfar is not privy to such potent magicians. Approaching them, Olaf hoped that they could use their mysterious powers to send him back to his people. A bargain was struck. Olaf would use his awesome prowess as a warrior to serve the unusual wars of Valoran in the League of Legends, and in exchange the sorcerers would find him a way to return. Despite his participation in the League, Olaf knows better than to trust the ''finger wagglers'' that run the Institute of War. He deliberately keeps details of his life and home from them. After all, with enough information, they would most certainly find the Lokfarians and dominate them as they have dominated all of Valoran, keeping both quietly -- and unwittingly -- in their thrall.

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Doran's Shield A great start item that gives you health and amor so that you can last a little longer when trying to get Fb.

Berserker's Greaves These boots dont give you much Ms but it provides you with As so it's evening out.

Stark's Fervor The As and Ls combination is great for picking out kills in the early game.

Frozen Mallet Gives Olaf the Hp he needs.

Atma's Impaler Gives you some good amor, Ad and Cs.

Phantom Dancer Gives you the last As you need

Inifinity Edge a great item to finish of your build.

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Pros / Cons

- Olaf is very Op in my opinion
- He can take out multiply targets and get away with a fair amount of Hp
- He's deadly in 1v1 cause of he's passive ( For each % of Hp he's missing he gains As)
- At lvl. 18 he's almost impossible to kill
- Squishy targets is very easy to kill (use your e)

- He's not that good in early game so be aware
- He's not running that fast so that's why ghost is a very important spell

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Summoner Spells

Exhaust Is good when chasing down people but can also be used to get away from people

Ghost Is a VERY important spell cause Olaf is running very slow.

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Farming / Jungling

Try to farm right from the start of the game to gain Gold,and Exp so he can Lvl fast, cause Olaf isn't so good in early game. You need the gold so you can start you build very fast wich is very important if you want a good game. Jungling is very good way to gain easy Gold and Exp but wait until Lvl 7 - 8 to do it + black buff ( Gives you lots of Ms) is a very good thing to get. Use your Q to farm with.

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Team Work

In team fights your job is only one thing slow them down and charge them. Always remember to use your ult right before running into battle so that you cant be stunned, slow or anything like that. Your E ( Reckless Swing) is very powerful so spam it. If you are doing it right you should end up with 2 - 3 kills in each team fights (if it's 5 v 5)

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My second game with Olaf ever (3v3)

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I would like to thank Tryndamere ninja for helping me out with the runes :)

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Skill Sequence

Is a very nice passive when you are in a 1v1 cause you gain As for each % of Hp your missing so if he gets you low on health you a hitting so fast that and hard that you still can win
A ability in lvl 1. you can use it to find out were the enemies are hiding and you can use it to chase down a single target by slowing him/her
Always remember to activate this before going into battle. Use it when you are low on health to farm minions or kill monsters (it gives you Ls so you are going to regain your Hp very fast)
If one of your teammates can stun or slow then take this ability
at lvl 1 it is hitting very hard so Fb is not going to be a problem + it's awesome to make a Ks with ;)
ALWAYS! remember to use this before going into battle it prevents your enemies from disabling you (for an example stun and slow)

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